Glaciers in Southwest Alaska making rapid retreat

Feb 9, 2015

Pair of scientists studying glaciers in Ahklun Mountains say climate change causing glaciers to melt faster than ever before. 

Photo by Karl Friedrich Herhold, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.

On Thursday's Outdoor Explorer, join host Charles Wohlforth for a discussion of an activity as old as Alaska itself. Listen tonight at 9:00 p.m. on AM670!

How much debris litters Alaska's beaches?

Feb 5, 2015
Photo courtesy Chris Pallister

With government funding from Japan, plans are being made to pick up hundreds of tons of plastic marine debris that has been gathered from Alaska beaches.

NPS Photo - Kent Miller

Public, written comment taken at the meeting scheduled Monday 7-9 p.m. at Dolly's Hall.

Earthquake "swarm" shakes Pribilof Islands

Feb 2, 2015

More than a dozen earthquakes, some over 5.0 magnitude, have been recorded between St. Paul and St. George since Friday.


KDLG:  Mishka, a sea otter rescued last summer near Port Moller, was safely relocated to the Seattle Aquarium and made a debut public appearance Sunday.

The now six-month-old has been under the care of the Alaska Sea Life Center in Seward. She was found as a newborn, tangled in a fishing net last July in Port Moller. Staff at ASLC say Mishka now weighs a healthy 26 pounds, and has transitioned from a bottle-fed formula to a diet of capelin, surf clams, crab, mussels, and squid.

Mount Polley dam failure blamed on poor design

Jan 30, 2015
Ministry of the Environment

Engineer report points to embankment design as cause of disastrous tailings pond failure at copper, gold mine in B.C. last year.

courtesy Togiak Refuge

Citing low harvest opportunities, state and federal officials will keep the hunt open through Feb. 28.

NOAA says No to proposed Aleutian Sanctuary

Jan 27, 2015

The federal government has turned down a request to create a vast marine reserve around the Aleutian Islands.

Winter Sports and Climate Change

Jan 22, 2015
Evan Pletcher

Join Charles Wohlforth on tonight's Outdoor Explorer at 9:00 pm on KDLG AM 670.

Colder temperatures coming?

Jan 21, 2015

NWS says a system will bring colder air and gusty winds to Southwest Alaska the rest of the week.

Placer mining big business in Alaska, say report

Jan 15, 2015
Alaska Mining Association

KNOM, Nome: Most placer mining operations in Alaska are small, but combined they bring in more than $100 million a year. That’s according to a new study from the Alaska Miners Association looking at the economic impact of placer mine operations across the state.

Musk oxen spotted outside of Bethel

Jan 15, 2015
Patrick Jones, ADF&G

KYUK: At least eight of the "stubborn" animals were spotted over the weekend between Bethel and Kasigluk.

Dupre tops Denali

Jan 12, 2015
Lonnie Dupre

ANCHORAGE – A Minnesota man made history when he reached North America’s tallest peak Sunday afternoon.

Lonnie Dupre, 53, is believed to have reached the Denali summit around 2 p.m., based on a beacon sent to his team from 20,000 feet. Dupre set out on his journey in mid-December in hopes of becoming the first man to climb the mountain alone in January.

According to Stevie Plummer, Dupre’s spokesperson, Dupre has attempted this endeavor four times.

Subsistence RACs meet twice per year. Council members can help shape policies on subsistence use in their areas.